Size for wood rails for fence

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by ss, May 4, 2013.

  1. ss

    ss Guest

    Would 3" x 1" inch rails be sufficient for a fence.
    Or should I use 3 x 2 inch?
    Vertical slats with a slight gap between the slats.
    Max height 6 feet. Posts 6 feet apart.
    thanks
     
    ss, May 4, 2013
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    Bob Minchin Guest

    ss wrote:
    > Would 3" x 1" inch rails be sufficient for a fence.
    > Or should I use 3 x 2 inch?
    > Vertical slats with a slight gap between the slats.
    > Max height 6 feet. Posts 6 feet apart.
    > thanks

    ex 3" arris rails would be stiffer and the conventional approach.
    Self draining too
     
    Bob Minchin, May 4, 2013
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    harry Guest

    On May 4, 3:45 pm, ss <> wrote:
    > Would 3" x 1" inch rails be sufficient for a fence.
    > Or should I use 3 x 2 inch?
    > Vertical slats with a slight gap between the slats.
    > Max height 6 feet. Posts 6 feet apart.



    It depends on the purpose of the fence.
    If it is ornamental, it can be as light as you like.
    If it is to keep something/one in/out, it needs to be stronger.

    Also depends on how windy it is.
     
    harry, May 4, 2013
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  4. ss

    ss Guest

    On 04/05/2013 17:55, harry wrote:
    > On May 4, 3:45 pm, ss<> wrote:
    >> Would 3" x 1" inch rails be sufficient for a fence.
    >> Or should I use 3 x 2 inch?
    >> Vertical slats with a slight gap between the slats.
    >> Max height 6 feet. Posts 6 feet apart.

    >
    >
    > It depends on the purpose of the fence.
    > If it is ornamental, it can be as light as you like.
    > If it is to keep something/one in/out, it needs to be stronger.
    >
    > Also depends on how windy it is.


    Just to improve privacy, I have a hedge at the back of the fence but
    foliage disappears in Winter, and a road beyond that. Wind factor
    normally is ok except when we get any storms (Scotland). Crime rate low
    so I dont expect intruders.
     
    ss, May 4, 2013
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